Definition of de Clerambault's syndrome in English:

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de Clerambault's syndrome

Pronunciation: /də ˈklɛrəmbəʊz/

noun

Psychiatry
Another term for erotomania.
Example sentences
  • Psychiatry has helped me differentiate the fan having a good time listening to ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ from those with displaced de Clerambault's syndrome or erotomania bestowing gifts upon The King.
  • And then - unexpectedly, miraculously - the novel comes alive again in its two appendices, one a clinical case study of de Clerambault's syndrome and the other a blissed-out letter from Parry to Joe.
  • His 1997 novel, Enduring Love, is regarded by many as a masterpiece about a person with de Clerambault's syndrome.

Origin

From the name of Gatin de Clérambault (1872–1934), French psychiatrist, who first described it.

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